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July 25, 2018

Washington Center for Equitable Growth announces $900,000 in grants for new research on economic inequality and its effects on economic growth and stability

Fifth annual round of grantmaking brings total awards to nearly $4 million for growing body of research exploring the relationship between economic inequality and economic growth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or ehandloff@equitablegrowth.org Washington, D.C. – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that it will award 24 grants this year, totaling […]

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June 27, 2018

Karen Dynan joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee

Washington, D.C.—Karen Dynan, a former assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy and current Harvard University economics professor, has joined the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Steering Committee, the organization announced today. Dynan is professor of the practice of economics at Harvard. During her tenure at the Treasury Department, from 2014 to 2017, she […]

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June 13, 2018

Janet Yellen joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee

Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that former Federal Reserve chair and Council of Economic Advisers chair Janet L. Yellen has joined the organization’s Steering Committee. Yellen, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, served a four-year term as chair of the Board of Governors of the […]

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April 12, 2018

Labor Economist Kate Bahn to lead Equitable Growth labor and wage initiatives

For immediate release Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that labor economist Kate Bahn has joined its staff to lead the organization’s efforts on labor and wage issues. Bahn will continue to develop the network of researchers whose work on labor and wage issues Equitable Growth supports. In addition, she […]

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April 9, 2018

New gender pay inequality report details causes, potential solutions

For immediate release Washington, D.C. — While it is well known that women in the workplace are paid on average considerably less than men, a new report issued by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth details the economic and other consequences of this pervasive gender pay inequality, quantifies its many causes, and suggests policy solutions […]

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January 24, 2018

Longtime FTC Attorney Michael Kades to Lead Equitable Growth’s Market Competition and Antitrust Efforts

For immediate release Washington, D.C. — As the Washington Center for Equitable Growth continues to build its staff of policy experts, the organization announced today that Michael Kades has agreed to serve as director for Markets and Competition Policy. Kades will lead Equitable Growth’s research and policy initiatives in the areas of market competition and […]

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November 17, 2017

Jason Furman, Former Council of Economic Advisers Chairman, Joins Equitable Growth Steering Committee

For immediate release Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or email Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is pleased to announce that Jason Furman, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, has joined the organization’s Steering Committee. Furman is professor of the practice of economic policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a nonresident […]

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October 31, 2016

“Delivering equitable growth” highlights challenges and opportunities facing current and future generations of U.S. policymakers

Washington, DC—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth released “Delivering equitable growth: strategies for the next Administration” on October 31, 2016, highlighting both new and existing research on the channels through which inequality affects growth. Sixteen scholars from institutions across the country present independent, evidence-based policy ideas on topics ranging from how inequality affects children’s outcomes to questions […]

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July 20, 2016

Equitable Growth Announces Third Annual Class of Grantees

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth Announces Further Support for Academic Research on Inequality and Growth (Washington, DC)—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is pleased to announce its 2016 class of grantees. Equitable Growth’s third year of grants helps build upon a growing and diverse portfolio of cutting-edge scholarly research that investigates the channels through […]